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European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD)

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is a Europe-wide campaign held each year on 18th November. EAAD began in 2008 and since 2015 has formed part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week. We lead activities in Scotland to support EAAD and work closely with colleagues in Public Health England to raise awareness amongst health and care staff, patients and the public about the need to use antibiotics more wisely to stop antimicrobial resistance.

Find out more about antimicrobial resistance in this film created by our colleagues at Antimicrobial Action for EAAD 2016



EAAD 2017

In 2017 we will again support the Antibiotic Guardian Campaign which has changed it's design please find here led by Public Health England (PHE) which encourages members of the public and healthcare professionals to make a pledge about how they personally will use antibiotics more prudently, and become Antibiotic Guardians. We used NHS Scotland versions of the Antibiotic Guardian resources to support this aim. We also created a new “Keep Antibiotics Working” poster, leaflet and colouring in sheets. These were used in hospital and community settings and featured as the Community Pharmacy Public Heath campaign in the two months preceding EAAD.

Resources for EAAD 2017:

Public Heath England resources

Antibiotic Guardian  resources

As well as these resources you can still access resources from 2015:

·         Community Pharmacy leaflet

·         Out of Hours Treat your infection leaflet

·         e-bug materials for school children 

·         TARGET antibiotics toolkit available on the RCGP website to improve prescribing practice.

·         Antimicrobial Stewardship - an Educational Workbook for Nurses and Midwives

Older materials and leaflets in other languages are also still available.